Floods inundate India

Waves of flooding have hit both India and Bangladesh, displacing thousands of people.

BY DISASTER NEWS NETWORK | BALTIMORE | June 28, 2003


Waves of flooding have hit both India and Bangladesh, displacing thousands of people.

In India, the northeastern state of Assam was hardest hit. Up to 50 villages were submerged, according to local government reports, when the Brahmaputra River burst its banks.

This wave of flooding follows floods in early June that displaced some 400,000 people.

In Bangladesh, flash floods and mudslides have killed nearly 60 people and marooned some 150,000 people, according to government reports.

In the hardest hit hardest-hit Kgrachari district, officials were reporting outbreaks of waterborne diseases.

More heavy rain was blanketing the region this weekend.

Eastern India and Bangladesh are regularly flooded during the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September.


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